16 January 2010

Simply Vintagegirl has changed her outfit to one a bit more fashionable to her title. The new layout is soft and gentle, incorporating a few vintage accents.

The new design has been in the workings for quite some time now. It began just as an idea (as most things do), and then formulated into what it is today (after a couple major changes in the blueprints).

A few changes include:

• The Home page and Photography blog retiring,
• The Archives have moved to their own page,
• A Frequently Asked Questions (f.a.q.) page is in the works, and
• The Categories are now located at the top of the blog.

The before and after:

The vintage texture in the background I created from a scan of an old book. The words you can see in the image are from this lovely poem my dear cousin wrote.

There are a couple more things I’m going to do to the design, but I wanted to go ahead and surprise you all with it now. In the meantime, please pretend you do not see the dust.

P.S. New posts are on their way, so stay tuned to keep updated!

  1. 23 Responses to “With the New Year Comes a New Design”

  2. Miss Rebekah Ann S. on Jan 16, 2010 said:

    Emily, I absolutely love it! Beautiful work yet again, dear friend. :) It’s just so soft, calming and feminine. And with beautiful colors, too! Can’t wait to see the finished product. :)


  3. Miss Rebekah Ann S. on Jan 16, 2010 said:

    You and Breezy did a superb job in that interview with Mr. Phillips. ;) It was so sweet, and must have been very exciting for you!

    P.S. I’m sure you’ve probably already thought of her, but if not, I wanted to give you a suggestion for a lady to add into your next paper doll project-Anne Bradstreet. And don’t forget my friend’s suggestion of Susannah Spurgeon! :)

  4. Eyebright on Jan 16, 2010 said:

    Oh, it’s beautiful! I love the background, and the categories, the sidebar buttons, and everything! Great job!

  5. Cousin Margaret on Jan 16, 2010 said:

    It’s lovely…and much more vintage! And not to mention that it shows your designing techniques superbly!

    Oh, and I love the poem you used for the background…

    See ya soon!

  6. Rachel on Jan 16, 2010 said:

    Oh, it’s so lovely Emily! :D You did a fabulous job dear! :D Everything is so sweet and simple and pleasant! :)

    I hope you and Breezy are having a wonderful success with your paper dolls! :) I am sure they are a hit. ;)

    Blessings and Hugs!

    p.s. – where/how did you learn how to do the blog designing? :) I have wanted our blog to look more professional (might have to just change to wordpress…don’t know).

  7. Monica on Jan 16, 2010 said:


  8. Lauren Brittany on Jan 16, 2010 said:


    I love it!! :D

  9. Miss. Antoinette on Jan 16, 2010 said:

    Ooooo, I really like the new design! Wonderful!!!!

    I cannot wait to see what other surprises you have up your sleeve, and what great post you will have as well! :)

    Blessings in Christ,

    Miss Antoinette

  10. Mary @ Passionate Perseverance on Jan 16, 2010 said:

    LOVE the new simplified look Emily. So lovely! Can’t wait for the new posts.
    Blessings and Grace to you…

  11. Allison Ruth on Jan 17, 2010 said:

    Oh I LOVE it! I love the soft background and…well every thing! It looks beautiful so far! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
    God Bless,

  12. Hannah on Jan 17, 2010 said:

    Wow, Emily! This new design is beautiful! I love the “simplicity” ;-)

  13. Kimberly on Jan 17, 2010 said:

    Oh my goodness!! The new design is absolutely stunning! I can’t wait to see what’s next. :)
    God bless!

  14. Bethany on Jan 17, 2010 said:


    It looks LOVELY! I really do like it :)

    For a while, your blog shows up in a way that the title at the top of the page appears twice and then part of the beginning of the first post is cut off. I don’t know if it is my computer or not but I thought I would mention it just in case!


  15. Emily Rose on Jan 17, 2010 said:

    Bethany, thank you for letting me know! You are using Internet Explorer, correct? There is a bug in the new IE that causes that to happen to the header. To fix it, all you have to do is click the Compatibility View icon (it looks like a piece of paper ripped in half) that is located to the right of the URL. :)

  16. Jessica on Jan 17, 2010 said:

    Wow Emily – it looks very vintage and very peaceful. Reminds me of Jo March, who would curl up in a secluded place and read books and eat apples all afternoon. I think I will miss seeing ‘Molly’ though. ;)

    Love it all (new avatar included!)

  17. { jessica } on Jan 17, 2010 said:

    Lovely, lovely! great work, dear :)

  18. Samantha on Jan 18, 2010 said:

    Beautiful and very vintage! ;)

  19. Elizabeth on Jan 18, 2010 said:

    Emily Rose,
    Simply beautiful! It matches your blog name quite well…simple and vintage! Very nice designing!
    I am excited for the FAQ’s page and your new photo is lovely! Love the header and labels!

    Blessings! May the Lord bless you abundantly!

  20. Melissa M. on Jan 18, 2010 said:

    I love it! You did a great job. :)

  21. Sara on Jan 19, 2010 said:

    Oh, it’s nice! It’s sweetly sophisticated with an organic touch that I like very much. You are so talented, Emily Rose! :)

  22. Annie on Jan 19, 2010 said:

    Emily Rose! Your new design is so beautiful! It’s so much more simple and vintage than the last one. :) I love all the new touches.
    In Christ alone,
    P.S. I was just wondering…do you do blog design for others?

  23. Sarah Mae on Jan 19, 2010 said:

    I like this outfit – feminine, mature, lovely, sophisticated, unique.

    Well done!

  24. Vicki on Jan 19, 2010 said:

    I really love this! It is so pretty and fits well with your blog name! I have been reading your blog for about 1 year now and have really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing your life with us!


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